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Researching Earthquakes in Nepal

A Cal State Fullerton professor who was born in Nepal will head back to the country next week to co-lead a group researching potential post-earthquake hazards and building integrity.

“For me personally, I’m very happy that I would be able to contribute a little bit to the country that gave me everything,” said Binod Tiwari, a civil and environmental engineering professor.

On Saturday, Nepal was devastated by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake. Reports so far say more than 6,000 have died.

The area of Nepal where Tiwari grew up, Gorkha, was nearly leveled. But the two family members still in the country, his mother and sister, are both OK, he said. Continue reading.

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